Grottaminarda: d'Aquino Castle

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical notes

Rising up to a height of 453 m, the Castle dominates the surrounding countryside and the Ufita valley.

Built during the Lombard domination, d'Aquino Castle has had various owners over the years among them a nobleman called Landolfo d'Aquino who acquired it in 1229. The Castle is named after its 13th century owner, and it served as a symbol of his power.

Since its construction in the 12th century, the Castle has undergone structural changes with many improvements to the fortifications of the Castle so it would be able to withstand any attack by an invader.

D'Aquino Castle has survived the passage of time and to this day stands proudly as a monument to the works of those men of the 12th century. Besides being a wonderful place to explore, the Castle also houses a fascinating Antiquarium Museum.

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The Antiquarium Museum

The Castle houses a library and the Antiquarium museum.

The Museum has a large collection of prehistoric antiquities; in the Roman period section we can find the head of a statue found in the Castle garden dating to the first century AD; in the modern section there are several postcards dating from 1900 to around 1925 and a documentary exhibition of priest Pietro Paolo Parzanese.

Mother Church

The Sanctuary of Carpignano

  • Accommodation
  • Hotel Carina - Via Valla 121 - tel.: +39.0825.441731 - Grottaminarda
  • Hotel Maddalena - Via Fontanelle 33 - +39.0825.446689 - Grottaminarda
  • Hotel L'Orizzonte - Via Fontanelle 95 - +39.0825.445436 - Grottaminarda

 

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